Friday, July 17, 2009

Volunteer For A Race Event

I had a great experience recently running the Des Moines Half Marathon.

Great weather, great companions helping me pace, great time and . . . great volunteers! The cheerleaders along this year's Hy-Vee Triathlon route deserve some props as well. Event participants love cheers too!

The smiles, the help, the support of volunteers at race events are great, but this year's Des Moines Marathon featured a particularly impressive crop of volunteers. It really made me think -- Hrdlicka, you dumbass, after all of the events you've run, you've never volunteered for one of them!

We're in the heart of race season in Central Iowa, so step up and volunteer for an event. If you're injured, it's a perfect opportunity to still be involved in an event you love to do.

Visit the Fitness Sports event calendar online -- to find an event where you can help volunteer if you decide not to race. And if you decide not to volunteeer, then just come out and cheer!

Well, it's family vacation time . . . and I'm really going to vacation. I hope to get some great runs and bike rides in while we visit scenic Steamboat Springs, Colorado over the next 10 days. That probably means sporadic posts at best, so thanks for your patience!

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